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Tommyd86

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Hi,

just wondered if anyone could help, having trouble getting my rock and roll bed out and away. I eventually get it back and out but it’s quite a bit of effort - went to the back of the bench seat abs found that this bracket looked wonky wondered if everyone is the same or is this out of shape - any help would be appreciate cheers

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It’s unlikely that the wonky bracket is the only cause of your issues operating the bed. Yes it’s a little more tightly bent than in ours but I wouldn’t of thought it would have such a big effect on the beds operation. It may be worth spending some time gaining access to the hinge mechanism on either side of the seat base to give it a good clean and some light lubrication. Years of use and trapped dust and fluff can take their toll on the smooth operation of the bed.


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How on earth did that get bent? There was kit on Panzer tanks less robust than the Westy bed!

Which part of the operation is causing issues?
 
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Actually a thought occurred, do make sure the table that stows under the bench seat isn’t jammed! Depending on year of the van, the stowage system varies. The later ones have a habit of dropping out and jamming the bed operation.
 
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Tommyd86

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It’s unlikely that the wonky bracket is the only cause of your issues operating the bed. Yes it’s a little more tightly bent than in ours but I wouldn’t of thought it would have such a big effect on the beds operation. It may be worth spending some time gaining access to the hinge mechanism on either side of the seat base to give it a good clean and some light lubrication. Years of use and trapped dust and fluff can take their toll on the smooth operation of the bed.


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Thanks sidepod, I’ve had a look and it seems like the bracket that holds the table in place is getting stuck on the side of the bed I’ve bent this back in and seems to be fine now. I have only just bought the van and think I need to be a bit more forceful with putting it back! Thanks for the advice

do you know if the bracket that seems bent should locate into the hole underneath it?
 
mrcheesbrough

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Thanks sidepod, I’ve had a look and it seems like the bracket that holds the table in place is getting stuck on the side of the bed I’ve bent this back in and seems to be fine now. I have only just bought the van and think I need to be a bit more forceful with putting it back! Thanks for the advice

do you know if the bracket that seems bent should locate into the hole underneath it?

The bed shouldn’t really require a lot of force to return it to the seated position. If it does, as suggested, a bit of TLC for the mechanism should improve things. The bent bracket in your photo doesn’t locate into the hole, but the plastic should rest lightly on the metal. There’s a bracket on the opposite side of the seat, the plastic bush on that does locate into a slot. I’ll post photos tomorrow when I get chance.


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Brilliant thank you for your reply’s that would be great, would you mind sending a pick of the underside of the seat where the table stows, in particular the clasp on the right that holds the table in?

yhanks again! Sure I’ll be asking some more questions in the future
 
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Yeah the clasp on the right is the Achilles heel. I find you have to make sure the table is pushed firmly in so the clasp clicks back over it. It’s still a weak design and can drop out even when pushed home properly. It’s been on my job list to redesign the system.
 
mrcheesbrough

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Some pictures of the 'offending' bracket for you, as they are on our Westy.

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This is the one on the opposite side. The plastic bobbin aligns with a slot in the metal.
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The Clip holding the table in place. It needs a firm push to be sure it's got a grip.


The table locked firmly in place under the seat.
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